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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pit:

infernopitfallcavitycollieryquarrypithellstone

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb pit:

stonepitscaropposematchmark

Pit is sometimes a misspelling of beat or bit.

The word pit is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun pit

What does pit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pits

  1. a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    • example: they dug a pit to bury the body
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of pit: cavity
    • more generic words: hole / hollow = a depression hollowed out of solid matter
    • more specific terms:
      • trou-de-loup = a sloping pit with a stake in the middle used as an obstacle to the enemy
      • barbecue pit = a pit where wood or charcoal is burned to make a bed of hot coals suitable for barbecuing meat
      • borrow pit = a pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site
      • divot = the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a stroke
      • fire pit = a pit whose floor is incandescent lava
      • quicksand = a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down
      • sandpit = a large pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug
      • sawpit = a pit over which lumber is positioned to be sawed by two men with a long two-handed saw
      • tar pit = a natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth
  2. a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  3. the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
  4. (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
  5. an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: enclosure = a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
    • more specific word: cockpit = a pit for cockfights
  6. (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
  7. (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
    • domain: auto racing / car racing
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: area = a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
  8. a trap in the form of a concealed hole
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of pit: pitfall
    • more generic word: trap = a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  9. a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    • example: a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of pit: quarry / stone pit
    • more generic word: excavation = a hole in the ground made by excavating
    • more specific terms:
  10. lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of pit: orchestra pit
    • more generic word: area = a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
    • part of: house / theater / theatre = a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
  11. a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of pit: colliery
    • more generic words: work / workplace = a place where work is done
    • parts:
      • coal mine / coalpit = a mine where coal is dug from the ground
      • mine = excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

Alternative definition of the noun pit

noun

  1. A hole in the ground.
  2. A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip inside a fruit.
  3. A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
  4. [motor racing] An area at a motor racetrack used for refueling and repairing the vehicles during a race.
  5. [music] A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed.
  6. A mine.
  7. [archaeology] A hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.
  8. [trading] A trading pit.
  9. [context: in plural, with the, idiomatic, slang] Something particularly unpleasant.
  10. The bottom part of.

noun

  1. Precision Immobilization Technique
  2. Pursuit Intervention Technique
  3. Parallel Immobilization Technique
  4. [computing] Programmable interval timer

Specialised definition of the noun pit

Glossary of sports

the area of the pits assigned to an individual team (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / athletics

the sanded landing area in the long jump and triple jump (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / bowling

the area at the end of the lane

Glossary of sports / motorsports

an area beside the track where cars stop for fuel and servicing

Definition of the verb pit

What does pit mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pitted, pitting

  1. set into opposition or rivalry
    • example: pit a chess player against the Russian champion
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of pit: match / oppose / play off
    • more generic words: confront / face = oppose, as in hostility or a competition
  2. mark with a scar
  3. remove the pits from

Specialised definition of the verb pit

Glossary of sports / motorsports

if a driver pits, he comes into the pits (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • example: Button pitted on lap 46.

Business

  1. Pit a.k.a. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    • also known as Stillers, Stihllers, The Black and Gold, Men of Steel, Steelers
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • Best Game ESPY Award (AFC Championship between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh), with Indianapolis Colts
        • nominated to Outstanding Team ESPY Award
        • Outstanding Team ESPY Award
        • nominated to Best Game ESPY Award (Super Bowl XLIII), with Arizona Cardinals
        • nominated to Outstanding Team ESPY Award
        • Best Game ESPY Award (Super Bowl XLIII), with Arizona Cardinals
        • nominated to Shorty Award for Sports Team - "Steelers"
        • Shorty Award for Sports Team - "Steelers"
    • official website: www.steelers.com
  2. Pit a.k.a. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They compete in the Central Division of the National League, and play their home games at PNC Park, formerly at Forbes Field and Three Rivers Stadium Founded on October 15, 1881 as Allegheny, the franchise has won five World Series championships. The Pirates are also often referred to as the "Bucs" or the "Buccos".
    • also known as Pitsburg Pajrets, Pirates, Pirati iz Pittsburgha, Πίτσμπουργκ Πάιρετς, Πίτσμπουργκ Πάιρατς, พิตสเบิร์ก ไพเรทส์, Пиратите, 匹茲堡海盜
    • award:
      • Telly Award for TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Film/Video - Sports - "Lineup Introduction"
      • Telly Award for TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Film/Video - Sports - "Voice of the Fan"
    • official website: pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com

People

  1. Pit a.k.a. Henriot: Henri Maigrot was a French writer, artist and caricaturist. He was known under the pen name of Henriot or Pit. He was the father of the son Émile Henriot.
  2. PIT a.k.a. Paco Ignacio Taibo II, also known as Paco Taibo II, is a Mexican writer, novelist and political activist.

There are other people with in their name, like Mr. Pit, Pit Lee, Pit Bull, Peter Pit, Pit Klein, Pit Knorr, Pit Troja, Pit Beirer, Pit Janzen and many others.

Characters

  1. Pit, earlier called Kid Icarus, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kid Icarus series, first appearing in Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986 and later appearing in Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters for the Game Boy in 1991. Pit is the protagonist of the 2012 video game Kid Icarus: Uprising, with director Masahiro Sakurai claiming that Pit would feel like a brand new character for Uprising, with various new weapons and abilities.
  2. Pit a.k.a. Absornsophit is a fictional character from the 2013 Thai TV series Prom Dan Hua Jai.
  3. Pit is a fictional character from the 2012 Drama Film Formentera.
  4. Pit is a fictional character from the 2008 animated TV show Net Ghost PiPoPa.
    • also known as Pitto, ピット
  5. Pit is a fictional character from the 2012 film Gefallen.
  6. Pit is a fictional character from the 2011 film Dr. Ketel.
  7. Pit is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Greatest Love of All.
  8. Pit is a fictional film character.
  9. Pit is a fictional character from the 2014 film Nocebo.

There are other characters with in their name, like Rat Pit, Tar pit, Pit Boss, Pit Bull, Pit-Boss, Pit Fighter and Pit-Fighter.

Music

"Pit" is a musical EP of Kill the Thrill.

  • released in (22 years ago)

Place

Pit a.k.a. Pittsburgh International Airport, formerly Greater Pittsburgh Airport, Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and commonly referred to as Pittsburgh International, is a civil–military international airport in the Pittsburgh suburbs of Findlay Township and Moon Township, about 20 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh at Exit 53 of I-376 and the north end of PA Turnpike 576.

Miscellanea

  1. The pit is the core of an implosion weapon – the fissile material and any neutron reflector or tamper bonded to it. Some weapons tested during the 1950s used pits made with U-235 alone, or in composite with plutonium, but all-plutonium pits are the smallest in diameter and have been the standard since the early 1960s.
  2. Pit is a fast-paced card game for three to seven players, designed to simulate open outcry bidding for commodities. The game was developed for Parker Brothers and first sold in 1904. This popular version of the game was developed by Edgar Cayce, who would also become famous for his psychic predictions.
  3. Pit: Pits are parts of plant cell walls which allow the exchange of fluids. In the case of pressure changes in the cell lumen pit aspiration can occur.
  4. pit is a gene.
  5. Pit a.k.a. Pitta Pitta Language: Pitta Pitta is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language. It was spoken around Boulia, Queensland.
    • also known as Bidhabidha, Pita Pita, Bida-bida, Pitha-Pitha
  6. Pit a.k.a. pitA is a gene.
  7. Pit a.k.a. interferon regulatory factor 6 is a gene.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pit

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Google previewKingdom of Shiva (2015)

by Sivkishen

The Sacrificial Fire Pit is the very mouth of the Lord into which sacrificial things are offered in the morning and in the evening every day, according to the Vedic methods. The inner part of Sacrificial Fire Place is 'Yajnashala' that represents the ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Reptiles (2004)

by Murray Wrobel

Trimeresurus mucrosquamatus 8224 Trimeresurus erythrurus Squamata - Viperidae e Redtail Pit Viper; Red-tailed Pit Viper; Bengal Pit Viper; Bengal Green Lancehead Snake d Smaragdlanzenotter; Smaragdbambusotter 8225 ...

Google previewSlang, a Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, of Bon-Ton, and the Varieties of Life (1823)

Forming the Completest and Most Authentic Lexicon Balatronicum Hitherto Offered to the Notice of the Sporting World, for Elucidating Words and Phrases that are Necessarily, Or Purposely, Cramp, Mutative, and Unintelligible, Outside Their Respective Spheres : Interspersed with Anecdotes and Whimsies, with Tart Quotations, and Rum-ones, with Examples, Proofs, and Monitory Precepts, Useful and Proper for Novices, Flats, and Yokels by John Badcock

the Harper-street pit—Jem Rolfe's pit, in Tottenham- court-road—Harlequin Billy's and Jack Goodlad's, both...

Tim Smith's pit nigh the latter place is nearly extinguished, 1822: the Paddington pit, not now frequented.

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Herpetological and Related Terminology (2005)

by D.C. Wareham

LABIAL PIT Any one of a number of cavities, varying in size and disposition from one genus to another, each set in an individual upper or lower LABIAL scale; found in many snakes of the BOIDAE family and in one or two other species, and ...

Google previewBiographia Scotica; or, Scottish biographical dictionary (1805)

by John Stark (of Edinburgh.)

PIT. PIT. PITCAIRNE (Dr. ...

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Quotes about Pit

Most women seem to be required to pit themselves against men in dramatic situations, and the men got to pit themselves against ideas or God. (Judy Davis)
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Scrabble value of P3I1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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Semordnilap

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